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Michael Gates Richard Lewis Communications Vice chairman  Michael Gates is vice chairman of Richard Lewis Communications and an associate fellow of Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford. Saïd is the University of Oxford’s center of learning for undergraduate and graduate students in business, management, and finance. Established in 1996, the school is named after Wafic Saïd, the Saudi-Syrian chief founding benefactor. Michael has taught the cross-cultural

Sir Richard Lewis  Richard Lewis Communications Chairman Sir Richard Lewis, widely considered as the father of modern cross-cultural categorization and planning, is the former tutor of Empress Michiko of Japan and currently cultural adviser to the World Bank. He delivers seminars and workshops around the world to multinationals, banks, and government ministries. He was knighted by President Ahtisaari of Finland in 1997 for his services to the Finnish

Tim Wells ABBISS CADRES Partner Tim is a highly experienced global mobility strategy and operations specialist. He has held senior roles within multinational organizations with responsibility for regional and global mobility programs. In addition to managing established programs, Tim has also designed, implemented and run global mobility programs for employers looking to grow  their international presence. He has ‘Big 4’ experience leading service delivery to a number of major global

Eduardo Freitas MAPFRE Brazil Director General for Pensions and Health With over 20 years’ experience in the insurance and pension areas, including prior work in the public sector, Eduardo Freitas is an agronomist who graduated from the University of São Paulo, and who has a postgraduate degree in Business Administration from that university’s Administration Institute (FIA-USP), and in Marketing from the Escola Superior de Propaganda e Marketing (ESPM-SP). He also holds

Chris Ennis Generali PanEurope Head of Employee Benefits With more than 25 years’ industry experience working in a number of positions with Friends First in Ireland and AIG in London, where he was the European Head of Multinational Business for its Group Management Division, Chris Ennis joined Generali PanEurope in 2007, where he assisted in the development of the Wealth Management business before being appointed Head of Employee

Francesco Briganti AEIP Director Francesco is the Director of AEIP, a Brussels-based European lobbying organization. AEIP, through its members, represents roughly 1,200 social protection providers covering 75 million EU citizens, and managing € 1.5 trillion in assets (about $1.7 trillion). Francesco’s primary focus is the negotiation and alignment of EU institutions in relation to cross-border and national employee benefits plans (including, but not limited to: retirement, healthcare, disability,

Thierry Mestach Generali Employee Benefits Chief Network Officer Thierry Mestach has a long experience in Employee Benefits. He joined GEB in 2017 after 19 years in AXA and MAXIS in sales, network management and marketing roles. He is Chief Network Officer of GEB. Thierry leverages his experience to manage a GEB Network that offers and can deliver the best possible local employee benefits, products and services and supports

Marine Charbonnier AXA Corporate Solutions Head of Risk Financing Solutions Marine Charbonnier joined AXA Corporate Solutions in 2013 as Head of Risk Financing Solutions for Group AXA clients. She helps clients to identify financial solutions for their specific risks and create customized solutions. Marine has worked in the Alternative Risk Transfer market since the beginning of her career in 1992, providing advice, negotiating conditions, implementing and managing such

Paul Avis Canada Life Group Insurance Marketing director Paul joined Canada Life Group Insurance as sales and marketing director in November 2009 but, since January 2013, has focused solely on the marketing proposition. He has extensive knowledge of Group and Individual Protection Products and Employee Assistance Services, having held senior roles in UNUM, General Accident (now Aviva), Ceridian (LifeWorks), and Employ-Mend. Paul qualified with BA (Hons) in Cultural

Robert Reiff Lockton Benefit Group President Bob joined Lockton in 2010 as Chief Operating Officer of Lockton’s St. Louis operation. In 2015, he took on the role of President of Lockton Benefit Group, the company’s national employee benefits practice. As such, he is responsible for development and expansion of the company’s national employee benefits initiatives. This includes strategic direction, national partnership arrangements, recruiting, and new office development. Prior

Richard Polak Arthur J. Gallagher Executive Vice President of the Multinational Benefits & Human Resources Consulting Practice Mr. Richard Polak is Executive Vice President of the Multinational Benefits & Human Resources Consulting Practice within the Benefits and Human Resources Consulting division of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. As practice leader, Richard provides advice to multinational organizations in the areas of international HR as well as compensation and benefits, and

Chris Bruce Twitter: @cdabruce Thomsons Online Benefits Managing Director and Co-Founder Chris Bruce is the managing director and co-founder of Thomsons Online Benefits with Michael Whitfield. Chris led the development of Thomsons benefits administration technology platform, Darwin, as well as core intellectual property such as Intelligent Reward, a unique benefits strategy development methodology. His role spans every aspect of the business, from engaging with clients to software development. This means he is

Eric A. Butler  MAXIS GBN Chief Health and Wellness Officer Eric Butler is Chief Health and Wellness Officer for the MAXIS Global Benefits Network. Eric leads MAXIS’ global healthcare practice, including medical and wellness products and programs. Eric has over 25 years of experience in private medical insurance, including 19 years focused exclusively in the international sector, working in numerous countries spanning five continents. Eric holds a Bachelor degree

Ludovic Bayard Generali Employee Benefits General Manager Ludovic Bayard is the General Manager of Generali Employee Benefits Network (GEB), headquartered in Brussels. He joined the Generali Group in 1998 as Account Manager in the International  Life  Corporate  business  at  Generali  France.  He  then moved to London at the Generali UK branch where he launched and oversaw the first GEB regional office in London for the International Corporate EB lines.

Philippe De Dreuzy MSH INTERNATIONAL President & CEO Philippe de Dreuzy is President & CEO of MSH INTERNATIONAL overseeing the operations for the Americas. MSH is a world leader in the design and management of international healthcare insurance solutions for expatriates. Before MSH, Philippe spent some twenty years in the United States. His last assignment was with Marsh McLennan Agency as Vice President, managing international benefits plans as

Colin Bullen – Habits at Work Consulting and Actuarial Lead  Since 2013, Colin has been the global consulting and actuarial lead at Habits at Work, based in the U.K. An actuary by profession, Colin has specialized in health and wellbeing since 1998, while maintaining an active interest in pensions and risk. Prior to joining Habits at Work, Colin was the global head of health & wellbeing at Aon

Andrew Sykes Twitter : SykesAndrew Habits at Work President and Chief Habit Starter Entrepreneur and founder of Habits at Work (formerly Health at Work Wellness Actuaries), Andrew Sykes has 20+ years of leadership, organizational performance, and business development experience. Prior to starting Habits at Work, Andrew was chief wellness officer at the Vitality Group. He has consulted to some of the world’s largest companies, including Shell Oil, McDonald’s, and

Prof. Sandy Pepper London School of Economics Professor of Management Practice Sandy Pepper joined the Department of Management in September 2008 as  an ESRC/FME Fellow. He was appointed Senior Fellow in September 2011 and Professor of Management Practice in January 2013. He previously had a long career at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) where he held various senior management roles, including global leader of the Human Resource Services consulting practice from 2002-2006. Professor Pepper

Natalie Richter Natalie Richter Global Management Consultant and coach Natalie Richter is a Management Consultant and coach specialised in Culture and Communication who was lived and worked in Asia, Europe and North America. In her 14 years in Asia she was both an expat and an accompanying spouse working with both local and global companies and universities. In Canada, she consults for a number of global relocation companies

Paul Pittman The Human Well Founder Paul founded The Human Well in 2003; a boutique practice providing international and domestic HR advice to boards and senior management. He has more than 30 years of human resource experience and consults on matters focused on improving the return on investment in people. Paul has led successful HR teams including global employee benefits management at Massey-Ferguson, Laidlaw, Japan Tobacco International (formerly RJR

Eric Müller-Borle Global Benefits Vision Editor & Founder Eric founded Global Benefits Vision and is its editor and CEO. Earlier, he had founded Aquamarine Consulting, a boutique management consultancy providing strategic advice on their global employee benefit activities to insurance companies, paritarian institutions, investment banks, mid- sized brokers and others. He was previously CFO for several AXA divisions and the first CEO of the MAXIS pooling network, an

Andrego Oliveira  Icatu Seguros SA Manager – Multinational Corporate Clients Andrego Oliveira is a certified and experienced professional within the Brazilian financial market, assisting high net worth individuals and multinational corporate clients, working primarily with financial planning and investment advisory. Since 2012 at Icatu Seguros, Andrego has carried out duties related to employee benefits and multinational pooling risk within the Swiss Life Network and with Insurope, as well as

Nele Segers John Hancock – IGP Europe Senior Account Representative Nele Segers (1985) has more than seven years of experience in the field of international employee benefits, multinational pooling, and captive arrangements, and joined IGP in 2011. As a Senior IGP Account Representative, she is currently responsible for the account management of IGP’s UK multinational clients and prospects, and has a very close working relationship with the advisor

Peter de Vries John Hancock Financial Services Head of the IGP network Peter de Vries was born in Amsterdam (1956), the Netherlands, and educated in the United Kingdom. After a short (6 years) career in banking in the UK, he moved back to the Netherlands and spent six years working in international employee benefits for Nationale-Nederlanden Leven, a major Dutch life insurance company. In 1985, he set up

Tony Hore Allianz Global Benefits Regional Director Asia Pacific Tony Hore joined Allianz Global Benefits in July 2008 developing the UK business. Since 2013 he has been leading the Allianz Group Employee Benefits strategy development for APAC, and he is overseeing the Allianz Global Benefits APAC office in Singapore, and leading the Allianz client captive solution programs. Tony Hore has been working within the health and personal injury

Emmanuel Légeron Europ Assistance Group Executive Vice-President, Health & Corporate Global Business Line Emmanuel Légeron is Executive Vice-President, Health & Corporate Global Business Line, and a member of the Europ Assistance Group’s Executive Committee. He began his professional career in 1996 as Regional Sales Manager with Europ Assistance France, then moved to Internal Auditor of the Europ Assistance USA subsidiary in Los Angeles, and was appointed president and

Marco Giacomelli Generali Global Health Chief Executive Officer Marco Giacomelli is an actuary with a 20-year career at Generali in several assignments around the world. He currently holds the position of head of Generali Global Health (GGH), the Generali group’s dedicated provider of International Private Health Insurance solutions for internationally mobile individuals and the organizations to which they belong. Marco joined Assicurazioni Generali S.p.A. in 1994 as a reinsurance